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Stay tuned to mmainsight.com this evening for all the UFC Fight Night 88 results live as they happen from Las Vegas.

The action is expected to get underway at 6pm ET (11pm UK) with the main card going live at 9pm ET (2am UK).

Main Card:

Cody Garbrandt defeats Thomas Almeida by KO at 2.53mins of Rd1

Fight Report

Jeremy Stephens defeats Renan Barao by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

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Rick Story defeats Tarec Saffiedine by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)

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Chris Camozzi defeats Vitor Miranda by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

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Lorenz Larkin defeats Jorge Masvidal by split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)

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Paul Felder defeats Josh Burkman by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Fight Report

Prelims:

Sara McMann defeats Jessica Eye by Unanimous Decision (30-27 x3)

There wasn’t much in the way of action in this fight, with Eye in particular simply not showing up on the night. Normally she’s an entertaining striker to watch, but on this occasion she was very hesitant – no doubt fearing being taken down by McMann. In the beginning McMann was also being overly conservative, but in the second round she was able to land a takedown, and again in the third, where she was able to control the action and win out on the judges scorecards.

Abel Trujillo defeats Jordan Rinaldi by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

The late replacement, Rinaldi gave Trujillo a legitimate run for his money in this fight and clearly won the second round after threatening with two armbars and a rear-naked choke during an impressive five minute spell of grappling superiority. However, Trujillo had got the better of the opening round and also had a little more left in the tank in the third, landing the better strikes and also securing a late takedown on his way to a win on the secorecards.

Jake Collier defeats Alberto Uda by TKO at 1.06mins of Rd2

Collier suffered early adversity in this fight when Uda appeared to break his nose with a knee to the face from the clinch, leaving him bloodied. Despite Uda’s strong offensive surge, Collier was able to take him down later in the round and begin to shift the momentum of the fight. Then early in the second Collier caught Uda with a spinning kick to the midsection that seemed to slow him down. Collier then backed Udo up to the cage and landed a good knee upstairs, an uppercut and then unleashed another perfectly placed, powerful spinning kick to the body that folded up Uda on the mat and led to the TKO stoppage. Great finish!

Erik Koch defeats Shane Campbell by submission (rear-naked choke) at 3.02mins of Rd2

Great performance from Koch who was getting the better of Campbell in the striking department for much of the opening round, and also managed to take him down too. Then in the early stages of the second, Campbell staggered him with an elbow strike, but Koch reacted immediately by countering with a takedown. Back on the mat it was all Koch and he was able to eventually take Campbell’s back and work for the fight-ending rear-naked choke.

Bryan Caraway defeats Aljamain Sterling by split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)

This fight proved to be every bit as competitive as it had looked on paper, though both fighters enjoyed spells of dominance over the course of 15 minutes. In the opening round it was Sterling who was in control as he took Caraway down and firmly latched himself onto his back with a tight body triangle. Try as he might, Carway just couldn’t get him off, though he was able to survive until the bell. Then in the second round Caraway bounced back, timing some nice counter punches to Sterling’s kicks and working tirelessly for takedowns. Caraway was able to put him on the mat against the cage, though Sterling made life awkward for him. In the third round Caraway was again able to get Sterling down and fully turned the tables on him by getting his back and locking in his own body triangle, which he maintained even as Sterling stood up and then tried to dump him in the final minute. There was the potential that round one was a 10-8 for Sterling, but in the end, two judges saw it 29-28 in Caraway’s favor.

Adam Milstead defeats Chris De La Rocha by TKO at 4.01mins of Rd2

Milstead left De La Rocha’s face a bloody mess in this fight as he got the better of the striking action. His right hand was unquestionably Milstead’s best weapon as he landed straights, hooks and uppercuts, while also successfully managing to stuff his opponent’s attempts to get the fight to the mat. In the end, late in the second round, Milstead teed off with a right hand series that convinced the referee that De La Rocha had had enough, even though he remained standing.

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